Former Bucco Andy Van Slyke joined Seibel and Starkey today as he tries to get his name out there as a candidate for the next Pirates Manager. Andy talked with the guys about his exciting times with the Pirates and what that kind of experience in this organization can do to help prepare him for a managerial role.
According to Andy, there are some very smart guys here working under a formula that the league has forced on them by not instituting a salary cap, and they’re just making the best out of what they’re being given.
Andy also said although he’d love to manage his former team, he doesn’t believe any manager could take this organization and turn it around based solely on their own credentials, it will take an all around effort to make that happen.[audio http://cbskdka.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/andy-van-slyke-10-6.mp3%5D
Andy also shared some stories about his playing days, including him telling Barry Bonds to move in on Francisco Cabrera’s hit in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS, and Barry not listening because according to Andy, Barry never listened to anyone.